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Summer Camp Guide

4-H Camp Southwest VA Boys & Girls • Ages 9-18   775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz, VA (540) 721-2759 retreatatsmithmountainlake.com Summer camp at the Skelton 4-H Center provides countless opportunities for learning more about the natural world around us. Days are filled with instructional-based camp classes, unstructured recreation and swim time, flag ceremonies, and evening programs.…

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25 Local Date Night Ideas

Date Night Ideas

Indoor rocking climbing at River Rock Climbing. Catch an indie flick at the Grandin Theatre and enjoy the swanky decor. Attend a musical at Mill Mountain Theatre in downtown Roanoke. Disco Roller Skating at Firehouse Skate See who is a true wizard at The Pinball Museum at Center in the Square. Get a taste of…

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JC Peterson

Tell us a little bit about your family. John and I met at a Church Social. We both went to different churches, but our churches got together every month, for a singing and fellowship social. We started dating and married a year later. John and I have been married for going on 31 years. Grace,…

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Birthday Scholarship Program

MORE INFO COMING ON OCTOBER 9th   GROWING​ ​UP​ ​IN​ ​THE​ ​VALLEY​ ​CANCELS​ ​5th​ ​BIRTHDAY​ ​PARTY​ ​IN​ ​ORDER TO​ ​FUND​ ​AND​ ​INTRODUCE​ ​NEW​ ​SCHOLARSHIP​ ​PROGRAM Growing Up In the Valley magazine, the region’s largest free publication, is proud to announce a new scholarship program to help kids in the region achieve their dreams. Growing Up…

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Salem Red Sox Fall Fest benefitting Katie's Place

Join the Salem Red Sox at their Annual Fall Festival to benefit Katie’s Place! Katie’s Place is a non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Visit Katie’s Placeor katiesplacedaysupport.org DAY WILL INCLUDE: -Live entertainment by THE KINGS! -Character Appearances (TBD) from Soundwave Entertainment! -Facepainting -Inflatables -FREE Child…

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3 Questions with Ava Rosa: Nancy Agee of Carilion Clinic

I’m here to talk with Ms. Agee and find out more about health care in America and what it takes to help a community be healthy.   Ava Rosa: Thank you for meeting with me today Ms. Agee.   You started your career at Carilion in the 1970s as a nurse and have since worked…

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Visiting Mountain Lake Lodge

There’s no TV. There’s no cellphone signal. There’s no lake. But that’s no problem at the Mountain Lake Lodge.   I’m not going to lie to you fair readers, when I read on the Mountain Lake Lodge website that the rooms within their main building did not have TVs, I was a little worried. How…

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Handsmith.org Summer Camps & Programs

The new Digital Manufacturing Camp at the Handsmith micro-factory in downtown Roanoke is where your child will learn electronic circuit design, multiple programming languages and design software, and create their own 3D printed projects. Handsmith is a local organization that works to create programmable artifical limbs. For $1000 your child will have an unbelievable two…

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